What An Angel Girl She Was

Caught our hearts when we first saw her on Steve Hartman’s CBS Evening News “On the Road” feature.

But I guess her game is over now.

College basketball player Lauren Hill dies of brain cancer

Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old college basketball player whose fight with terminal brain cancer put her on the national stage, died early Friday morning, Local12.com reported.

The Mount St. Joseph student gained international attention when she decided to play on the freshman basketball team even as her inoperable brain tumor was sapping her of coordination and energy. She played the team’s opener against Franklin College and scored two points before being replaced in the first quarter.

“This was my dream, to score on this floor, and it felt amazing,” Hill told WLWT.

Hill set a goal of $2.2 million for research and treatment of the type of cancer she developed more than a year ago, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Hill fundraised for The Cure Starts Now Foundation. According to The Cure Starts Now’s Facebook page, Hill’s efforts raised more than $1.4 million for DIPG research.

Tears my heart out.

5 Responses to “What An Angel Girl She Was”

  1. Julie says:

    She had such a sweet spirit – and an iron will. May God grant her eternal rest and peace.

  2. Gary from Jersey says:

    God grant her peace.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Rest in peace, dear lady.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    She’s a wonderful example of the truth that it’s not the time you have but what you do with it that counts.

  5. Greg Newsom says:

    What can you say? Why some good people die so young. There’s a book ” Death Be Not Proud,” written by John Gunter about his son’s bout with a brain tumor, which killed his son at 18. It is a classic and affected me greatly when I read it many years ago.

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